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About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

Say goodbye to all the throw pillow rules you know.

Just as you mastered the art of mixing different patterns properly and just as you finally learned how to spell symmetry, the design gurus change all the rules about the perfect throw pillow selections. For decades the idea of symmetry … Continue reading

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Accessories are the key to your spring and summer decorating

You have heard the saying “Jewelry makes the outfit.”  Well the concept is the same when it comes to decorating your home.  “Accessories make the room.” A room without accessories is like pancakes without syrup….it’s OK but something is missing. … Continue reading

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A tribute to the women in my life or ten things that made me happy in March

I turn the big 65 this month…what I like to refer to as a speed limit birthday.  And while I have never paid much attention to the number, this one seems to be giving me pause for some reason.  Maybe … Continue reading

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I want to live here

Oh my!  While the photo does not show the exterior I can imagine grounds full of snow and plenty of evergreen trees and maybe a deer in the yard and a cardinal in the tree. What do I love about … Continue reading

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How to turn a bland water closet into a showhouse worthy room

We turned our client’s ordinary and rather bland water closet into a room that is worthy of any showhouse! We began with this beige room that had all the necessities a toilette needs, except a personality.  And this homeowner had … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in February

What an odd little month February is.  No real holidays unless you count Valentine’s Day, which my husband does NOT consider a holiday, and a short month stuck between winter and spring.  But it happens to be one of my … Continue reading

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Colored acrylic–yes or no?

I have long been a fan of acrylic furniture and am not ashamed to admit it!  But lately I am spotting a lot of colored acrylic that is unique and interesting.  Check out these ideas and tell me what you … Continue reading

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